Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Craft ;-)

A long time ago when my 28 year old son was just a baby, I made soft sculptured dolls. As the way with many of the crafts that I did, spinning, weaving, temari, I put it aside and went on to knitting and quilting. While looking through etsy the other week, I saw these delightful dolls and decided that I needed to make some. They are Waldorf inspired dolls. And while pretty intensive to make I am in love with making them. I have made 4 with one more just needing hair in the last week and show no signs of stopping yet. LOL
I am determined to get my etsy shop back up and running and will have these in there as well as some of my quilts. I have been putting in 10 hour days, but am having a blast. Sometimes the old fingers get achey, but that may be my age. ;-)
This one was my very first.....definitely a learning curve. I need to fix her arms -they aren't sewn on in the right direction.
Take care,
Cathy

10 comments:

  1. I love your dolls. I particularly like how you've done the hair. What did you use?

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  2. These dolls are so sweet. Good luck with them in your shop.

    Carolyn

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  3. Cathy,
    I would LOVE to buy one of these dolls from you for my daughter! How much are they?
    Email me! hmscott@charter.net

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  4. WOW, Cathy! Those DO look like a lot of work, but so, so cute.

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  5. So Cute! I've been wanting to make these for my kids. I bought a book, wool, and skin fabric, but I'm a little intimidated to get started.

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  6. I made dolls long ago too (about the same time as you) and not since. You have picked back up on it amazingly - they are adorable and have such personality.

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  7. these are such sweet little dolls.

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  8. oh Cathy. I'm gonna have to get one of those from you...my sweetie granddaughter would LOVE one! They are a.dor.able.

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  9. I've been browsing through your blog and I just adore those dolls. They are so simple and yet so charmingly clever. I love the hair ever so much.

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